Events | Firsthand: Segregation — Small Businesses and Segregation in Chicago

Firsthand: Segregation — Small Businesses and Segregation in Chicago


Thu, July 28, 2022
12:00 PM



How is running a small business in Pilsen different from making a living in Lincoln Park? Can residents in Back of the Yards access the same goods and services as those living in Wicker Park? Where you live in Chicago often determines whether you have access to basic resources — and whether you can run a viable business to fill those gaps. Join WTTW’s FIRSTHAND: Segregation and the Folded Map Project for a conversation with small business owners from across the city to discuss the different kinds of impacts that segregation in Chicago has on their livelihoods and communities.

This conversation will feature Adrianne Hawthorne, artist and owner of Ponnopozz in Ravenswood; Corie Luckett, owner of Englewood Branded apparel; Nova Sasi, owner of Ghin Khao Eat Rice restaurant in Pilsen; and Courtney Jones, Co-Owner RE-CHRG Inc., Real Estate Brokerage and Executive Director of Black Coalition for Housing. The conversation will be moderated by Tonika Lewis Johnson, Creator, Folded Map Project and Co-founder, Englewood Arts Collective and Resident Association of Greater Englewood; and Jose Rico, Circlekeeper and Executive Director of Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Chicago.

FIRSTHAND: Segregation is part of WTTW's award-winning FIRSTHAND multiplatform, multi-year initiative focusing on the firsthand perspectives of people facing critical issues in Chicago. Visit the website to explore the project.

Lead support for FIRSTHAND: Segregation is provided by Ann and Rich Carr.

Major support is also provided by the Jim and Kay Mabie Family; The Abe and Ida Cooper Foundation; Edwardson Family Foundation, in memory of Ed Marciniak; The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation; Denny and Sandy Cummings; Philip and Rene Alphonse; Lewis Collens and Nancy Sindelar; The Duncan Family; The Joseph & Bessie Feinberg Foundation; Larry and Mary Mages; Marc and Jeanne Malnati Family Foundation; Rande and Cary McMillan; and Neal Gerber Eisenberg, in honor of Scott Fisher (as of January 17, 2022).

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